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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

#1 of 122 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
+254 733 891996
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Elephant park is very good & amazing, went there on a weekday without any rush and it was fun. Got to see thm being fed

Thank Dev K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Taking the opportunity to visit the sanctuary while we were staying at the Giraffe Manor, we were so pleased to discover the fantastic work of David Sheldrick Wildlife trust and the dedication of the staff towards baby elephants. We even adopted one. It is really...More

Thank JJM480
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We weren't able to see the elephants in the national parks so we were glad we went here. The information about the care of the animals was good. Like advice we read from here, go a little bit earlier so you can stand at the...More

Thank SH_811
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great way to spend 1 hour in Nairobi, to see Elephants so close to you and feeding from bottles and interacting with the other elephants. There is an instructor who will talk about each elephant and how it was rescued and you are allowed to...More

1  Thank Tangerbabe
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A must do if you're in Nairobi, only visiting is 11-12 and weekends can get busy so would recommend a weekday visit if possible. Short but sweet meet and greet of the elephants in their care and a little tale about their work that they...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My mother and I visited the DSWT during both the public viewing at 11AM and the private, foster parent viewing at 5PM. We arrived right around 11AM to the DSWT and found ourselves scrambling to find a good spot to view the elephants. We were...More

2  Thank jrizaro
Reviewed 13 September 2016

During 1 hour you get to see the elephants play, while someone is explaining the work that is being done by the organisation.

1  Thank Lara_Almeida_Broom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

When you go to kenya you are most likely to arrive in Nairobi, If you do don't forget to visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust it will be one of your best experiences seeing how there are people that take care of this orphan baby elephants...More

2  Thank andre f
Reviewed 13 September 2016

so beautiful place to come with friends,as i visited with my husband wear light clothes and water with you

Thank zafeiriak
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I think it is great to visit if you love elephants and want to see them up and close. I have fostered elephants for 3 years now and its only recently I have started doubting whether my entire money goes to elephants because of certain...More

Thank Komal K
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Matthew Q
Hi, please could you advise the best way of combining the Sheldrick Trust, Giraffe Centre and National Park e.g. times, what to do first. Would need to factor in lunch also. Have Saturday 20th May free all day and have a tried and tested cab driver to take me to places and wait if appropriate. Re National Park, what is the cheapest way to have a tour? Many thanks, Matthew
12 May 2017|
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Response from juliapapworth | Reviewed this property |
I used safarilinks - very helpful and good day tour
Hi, My husband and I have recently fostered 2 ele babies and want to visit them during the evening slot, i.e. at 5 pm on June 11 2017. However, writing to the email ID provided on the website as well as calling the trust in Nairobi has not yielded any positive results. I haven't had a response to my email and the numbers mentioned on the website are responded with a 'number is unallocated' message. We would really really like to visit our fostered elephants when in Nairobi and we are really looking forward to the experience. Does anyone know how long the trust usually takes to respond to the email about a visit? Also, do they need any additional information about the fostered parent before approving the visit? If the DWST staff is reading this, would it please be possible to help out as to where else I need to write to or call for making this happen? Regards Deepthi
22 April 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
We had friends that the elephants in the evening. So I think there is a chance you will be able to do so
My friend is a sponsor of the baby Stumpfa (spelling??) Her name is Caroline Miller from Oldwick, New Jersey. She has asked me to take a photo of her "baby." May I see her elephant next week when I travel to the retreat...so excited about visiting after seeing the PBS TV program about the Sheldrake Trust and reading Mrs. Sheldrake's book- the reason for finally having the good fortune to travel to Nairobi!
19 April 2017|
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Response from ben-marilynb | Reviewed this property |
If the Elephant is there, you will be able to take a picture. The Elephant that we were sponsering had already been released into the national park. Several of the people there at the same time were able to see their... More